race Information


The Great Sussex Bath Race tournaments are held at a beautiful private lake in Chichester, West Sussex.

Next race day is Sunday 10th June 2018

 Spectators & Parking information

Spectators invited by teams are welcome – entry for spectators is via donation into charity buckets at the gates.

Parking is available, however, we request that where possible, teams car-share to reduce parking numbers.

Free parking included for teams & spectators.

Race Heats & Timings

4 people paddle the raft in each race.

Teams compete in heats – 3 race heats per team. Teams will paddle their raft around a buoy in the lake from / to the Start / Finish line, a distance of approximately 250 yards.

0900 hrs
Arrivals and Registration

0930 – 1030 hrs
Bathtub raft build

1030 – 1100 hrs

1100 – 1530 hrs
GSBR tournament

1530 – 1600 hrs
Demolition Derby / Grand Final

1600 – 1630 hrs
Raft deconstruction

1630 – 1700 hrs
Awards ceremony

1800 hrs
Event ends

General Info

Mixed teams of 4 – 6 people (4 racing per heat – minimum age 16) • £250 team entry fee (includes raft materials, food & drinks) • Team fundraising target £1000 (through Virgin Money Giving or via company donation). Friends, families & colleagues are welcome (max 20 supporters per team).  Entry for spectators is via donation into charity buckets at the gates • Event opens at 0900hrs & finishes at 1800hrs. Supporters are invited to bring rugs and folding chairs. Food, drinks, tea & coffee will be on sale.